Opinions and Editorials

Apr. 19, 2023

The Detroit News: America weakens intellectual property rights while global rivals strengthen them by Paul Michel

Many politicians assume that the key to successful innovation is government research funding — the more, the better. The reality, however, is more complex.Government certainly has a key role to play in funding basic science, and the nation’s scientists — especially at research universities and federal laboratories — are good at it. But a successful scientific discovery in the lab isn’t the end of the invention process. It’s only the beginning.

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